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                                               Boles Field
         This picture was taken in the late 40's or early 50's on the show platform.   The gentleman standing behind the Walker fox hound with
the number painted on the animal is my dad, Ralph Roy Dry.  The dog's name was Joe Boy.  The gentleman standing to my dad's right (the one with the cap) is Calhoun Perkins and behind my dad with the suit and hat on is Hinkle Shillings (one of the judges), one of the best known hound breeder in the history of fox hunting.  I don't know who the other men are.   By the way, my dad won 1st place in show that year with Joe Boy even though he had mistakenly had the number painted on for the hunt that was to take place later.  My dad enjoyed trading, buying, and selling fox hounds with Mr. Perkins, and Mr. Shillings during those years with each one thinking they got the best of the other.  If anyone could identify the other gentlemen.
Audley D. Dry

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I am looking for information on John Latham and wife Mary Susan Andrews Latham.  John Latham died April 22, 1828 in Dreke, Shelby Co., and Mary died 1842 in Dreke, Shelby Co..  Their son King Henry Latham is the only relative I know about.. I would like to find any more children they had.  Both John and Mary was born in NC.  Clifford Eubanks


   Lois Bamburg, 85, of Huxley died January 15, 2004 in Huxley.  Burial was in Wimberly Rayburn Cemetery.  Born June 21, 1918, in Huxley, she was the daughter of Quincy and Nety Morris O'Rear.  Mrs. Bamburg is survived by her husband, Jacob L. Bamburg of Huxley; step-son Ray Bamburg of Georgia; step-daughters, Pat Mahan and Debbie Youngblood, both of Shreveport; brother,   Q. M. O'Rear of Mississippi.  Mangum Funeral Home.
   Beth S. Mills, 88, died January 16, 2004 in Dallas.  Burial was in New Prospect Cemetery, Timpson.  Ms. Mills is survived by daughters, Suze Stiegler and Marsha Caballero; sister, Eugenia Graves.   Laurel Land Funeral Home, Dallas.
   Charles Everett Sigler, 68, of Joaquin died January 21, 2004, in Joaquin.   Burial was in Short Cemetery.  Bon April 26, 1935, in Shelby County, he was the son of Norman N. and Ola Howard Sigler  Mr. Sigler is survived by his wife, Barbara Sigler, of Joaquin; daughters, Leisha Sowell of Joaquin, Amy Trent of Center; Mary Elizabeth Mitchell of Temple; son, Donald Everett Sigler of Center; sisters, Edina Kennon and Joann Andrews, both of Center, Johnnie Whitton of Longview and Wanda Rychlik and Frances Nettles, both of Houston; brothers, Larry Sigler of Pearland, James Sigler of Timpson and Billy Sigler and Jeff Sigler, both of Longview.   Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

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